The Festival

Heart_icon_red_hollow.svgA big THANK YOU to all our BTB 2016 supporters!

A host of organisations and individuals came together to make the 2016 edition of Beyond The Border Wales International Storytelling Festival a fantastic success.
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Images from Beyond The Border 2016

Details of the 2018 festival will appear here soon...

Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival 2016

July 1st - 3rd

Get lost in a world of stories

Themes for 2016 included: epic storytelling from India, blacksmith stories from around the world, Celtic myth from Wales and Ireland. Plus tales of transformation for adults, fairy tales for children, wonder tales for all...

Overview Themes for 2016 Line-up & Timetable Info / FAQs

Beyond the Border is a wonderful and vibrant three-day festival of stories and music from Wales and across the world. Our home is the stunning medieval castle of St Donats, overlooking the beautiful Glamorganshire coast.
At Beyond the Border 2016 there is something for everyone. With 9 different stages, over 100 performances, a rich programme of activities for young people and their families and a flexible programme allowing audiences the opportunity to see the shows they want, Beyond the Border will be better than ever!

“Three days immersed in tales, so many of which…offered a real education”
- The Times

Our 2016 festival will offer more stories, more experiences and more fun than ever before, whilst maintaining its famously chilled and joyous atmosphere.  

Join us for a feast of storytelling, poetry, music, singing, theatre, circus, puppets and films for all ages, and much much more including:

  • World food stalls
  • Real ale bar
  • Bigger craft market
  • Workshops for all ages
  • Street theatre
  • Story walks
  • Open mic stages
New & improved for 2016 include:
  • Kidzone - dedicated area for performances and activities for young people and their families
  • Improved campsite with free camping
  • Full-time festival shuttle around the site
  • Plus lots more opportunities to take part

“The standard of all the acts I saw were BRILLIANT without exception. I was moved many times” - Audience member, BtB 2014

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